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High Barbaree [Van Johnson, June Allyson]

High Barbaree (1947) starring Van Johnson, June Allyson, Thomas Mitchell, Marilyn Maxwell
High Barbaree (1947) starring Van Johnson, June Allyson, Thomas Mitchell, Marilyn Maxwell Synopsis At it’s heart, High Barbaree is the story of a young man who gives up on his dreams, regrets it, and tries to turn around. As two World War II airmen are shot down, afloat...
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In the Good Old Summertime

In the Good Old Summertime (1949) starring Van Johnson, Judy Garland, Cheeks Sakall, Buster Keaton
In the Good Old Summertime (1949) starring Van Johnson, Judy Garland, Cheeks Sakall, Buster Keaton Synopsis In the Good Old Summertime is the story of two clerks in a turn of the 20th century Chicago sheet-music store. They’re intensely antagonistic toward each other at work. But unknown to...
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Too Many Girls

Too Many Girls (1940), starring Lucille Ball, Richard Carlson, Desi Arnaz, Ann Miller, Eddie Bracken, Frances Langford, Hal Le Roy
Too Many Girls (1940), starring Lucille Ball, Richard Carlson, Desi Arnaz, Ann Miller, Eddie Bracken, Frances Langford, Hal Le Roy Synopsis Spoiled heiress Connie Casey (Lucille Ball) goes off to college. Unknown to her, her father secretly sends along four Ivy League football stars as her bodyguards. In...
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Divorce American Style

Divorce American Style, starring Dick Van Dyke, Debbie Reynolds, Jason Robards
Divorce American Style, starring Dick Van Dyke, Debbie Reynolds, Jason Robards Synopsis for Divorce American Style  After 17 years, things have got too predictable and stale. They argue, they visit a marriage counselor, Richard (drunk) visits a prostitute. They split up. After meeting other people, they are re-united at...
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Yours, Mine and Ours

Yours, Mine and Ours (1968), starring Lucille Ball, Henry Fonda, Van Johnson, Tom Bosley
Yours, Mine and Ours (1968), starring Lucille Ball, Henry Fonda, Van Johnson, Tom Bosley  I can honestly say that  Yours, Mine and Ours  is one of my family’s favorite movies.   It’s a wonderful story, about the merging of two large families (the Beardsley family of ten children,...
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Thirty Seconds over Tokyo

Thirty Seconds over Tokyo DVD case, starring Van Johnson, Phyllis Thaxter, Spencer Tracy
Thirty Seconds over Tokyo (1944) starring Van Johnson, Phyllis Thaxter, Spencer Tracy, Robert Walker, Robert Mitchum The old adage says that you shouldn’t judge a book by its’ cover — and that goes for DVD cases as well. Judging from the DVD case, you would think that Thirty...
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Brigadoon

Brigadoon, starring Gene Kelly, Cyd Charisse, Van Johnson
Brigadoon (1954) starring Gene Kelly, Van Johnson, Cyd Charisse Brigadoon, like most Gene Kelly movies, is a musical with plenty of singing and dancing.  More than that, it is a movie with heart, and a strong message about the values that matter.  It begins with Tommy Albright (played...
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The Caine Mutiny

The Caine Mutiny (1954) starring Humphrey Bogart, Jose Ferrer, Van Johnson, Fred MacMurray
The Caine Mutiny (1954) starring Humphrey Bogart, Jose Ferrer, Van Johnson, Fred MacMurray The Caine Mutiny is one of those movies where several elements work together to make an incredible film.   The acting is top-notch, with all of the actors at their peak.   Humphrey Bogart is...
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Invitation

Invitation, starring Van Johnson, Dorothy McGuire, Ruth Roman
Invitation (1952) starring Van Johnson, Dorothy McGuire, Ruth Roman Editorial review of Invitation (1952) starring Van Johnson, Dorothy McGuire, courtesy of Amazon.com No more loneliness. Shy, plain Ellen Bowker has found unexpected fulfillment as the bride of handsome Dan Pierce. What she doesn’t know is that Dan was...
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